Medication abortion is provided by specially trained GPs and specialists.
Medication abortion is available from some community health centres, GP clinics, public hospitals and private abortion care clinics.
Not all GPs in Victoria provide medication abortion so always check with a service before making an appointment.
Surgical abortion is provided by private specialists.
Surgical abortion is available at private abortion care clinics and some public hospitals.
If you live in or near Melbourne, you will generally have more choice in the number of abortion services that are available to you.
If you live in rural or regional Victoria, you may be able to access a local service but there may also be a need for you to travel to Melbourne if you live in an area that has no nearby services
In Victoria, there are only a small number of services that provide abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy and these are generally located in Melbourne.
It’s important to know that the longer a pregnancy progresses, the more difficult and expensive it can be to access abortion services.